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Al-Imam sentenced for 19-year prison in U.S. on Benghazi Attack in 2012

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WASHINGTON, DC – Mustafa Al-Imam was sentenced on January 23 to more than 19 years in prison for his participation in the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, said the U.S. Department of State on Thursday.

Al-Imam is an extremest from Zliten, Libya, who was jailed in Abu Salim prison in Tripoli in 2007, and released in 2011.

He participated in establishing Ansar al-Sharia terrorist group in Benghazi after the 2011 upbrising against al-Gaddafi.

Later, he fought against the Libyan National Army (LNA) with the Benghazi Shura Council, a collection of extremest groups.

He was arrested in 2017 in Misrata and transfered to the United Stated to be tried for his participation in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, that led to killing the U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his companions.

 

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